|UK Release Date||Friday, 17 February 2017|
|Cast||Trevante Rhodes, Andrť Holland, Janelle MonŠe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome with Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali|
A moving coming-of-age drama about a young African American man growing up in a tough neighbourhood of Miami, MOONLIGHT has already won the Gotham Special Jury Award for the unforgettable performances of its cast including what critics are acclaiming as a breakout performance by former athlete Trevante Rhodes (Westworld) as the lead character Chiron. Also starring are André Holland (The Knick), Janelle Monáe (The Equalizer), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton), Jharrel Jerome (Monster) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards).
MOONLIGHT is the story of a young black man Chiron from his early childhood in his depressed Miami neighbourhood to adulthood in Atlanta as he navigates the dangers of drugs and violence in the 1980s, in addition to his burgeoning homosexuality and love for his best friend played by Jharrel Jerome and André Holland. Broken up into three chapters of Chiron’s life over 10 years, three actors play Chiron: newcomer Alex Hibbert as the quiet boy nicknamed Little dealing with the taunting of bullies, Ashton Sanders and then as the older Chiron, Trevante Rhodes.